As the valiant monument topplers scan the landscape in search of more targets, a veritable storm broke out on Twitter where people were asking each other when this campaign will end, and what other monuments may fall.
What's next indeed? The Whitehouse, built by slaves? Arlington Cemetery, originally home of the wife of Robert E Lee? Mt Rushmore?— CMaschera (@CMaschera) 16 августа 2017 г.
The suggestion that resonated the most came from the former Georgia House Minority Leader and candidate for governor, Stacey Abrams, who called for the removal of the bas relief on Stone Mountain that features the images of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson.
The removal of the bas relief of Confederates from Stone Mountain has been a constant debate since the state bought the property in 1958. /1— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) 15 августа 2017 г.
While some Twitter users actually pondered on whether to support her proposal, others weighed the risks of this campaign trampling on the legacy of the Founding Fathers themselves.
"What's next, George Washington?"— wikipedia brown (@eveewing) 16 августа 2017 г.
I mean, yeah bro
Where does the whole monument thing end? What's the goal? Some are definitely an ugly part of history but still a part of history regardless— Calif (@CalifWeird) 17 августа 2017 г.
Some Twitter users wondered whether the anti-Confederate activists might set their sights on Mt. Rushmore next.
What about nuance? Leaders on both sides in 1861 were flawed. No leader in US history is all good or all bad. Should we remove Mt. Rushmore?— Trip Tepper (@triptepper) 17 августа 2017 г.
Can we hurry up with this confederate statue stuff and get on to blowing up Mt. Rushmore already?— 💀Pirate Utopia💀 (@Pirate_Utopia_) 17 августа 2017 г.
Many social media users also speculated about what other iconic US landmarks may possibly become the target of this campaign.
Take down the Washington Monument, take down the Lincoln Memorial, get rid of Mount Rushmore, rename Washington DC!🇺🇸When will it end? WHEN?— Renee De Toffol (@bella_tuscany) 17 августа 2017 г.
While you are at it, demolish mt Rushmore? Change the name of Washington state? Destroy the Washington monument? Where does it end? #notyou— Steve Mathews (@SteveinEC) 17 августа 2017 г.
Yes, and the Washington Monument- slave owners. Dynamite Mount Rushmore, all those guys have offended someone. It's weird. Distorted ✌️— Chuck Hilliard (@chuck_hilliard) 17 августа 2017 г.
Other users were simply outraged by the fact that monuments, relics of the past, are being demolished.
What's next? The explosion of mt. Rushmore!! Taking down pearl harbor monuments? Veitnam memorial wall??— Henry c. (@crader_henry) 17 августа 2017 г.
The Monuments Must Go.— Mark Romano (@TheMarkRomano) 17 августа 2017 г.
Then burn the books.
Next, round up the political dissidents and put them in internment camps!